Global Medical Cures™ | Glaucoma

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Published on March 19, 2014

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Global Medical Cures™ | Glaucoma




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0 Glaucoma can take your sight away. Keep Vision in Your Future.

1 What is glaucoma? • • • Classified as a group of diseases. Damages the optic nerve. Can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. 1

2 What causes glaucoma? • • • Slow fluid drainage. Pressure builds up and damages the optic nerve. Optic nerve damage can occur at different pressure levels for different people.

3 Who is at higher risk? • African Americans over age 40.

4 Who is at higher risk? • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60.

5 Who is at higher risk? • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans.

6 Who is at higher risk? • • • African Americans over age 40. Everyone over age 60, especially Mexican Americans. People with a family history of the disease.

7 What are the symptoms? • • • At first, there are none. As glaucoma progresses, side vision fails. Field of vision narrows as glaucoma worsens.

8 What does vision with glaucoma look like? Normal Vision Vision with Glaucoma

9 How is glaucoma detected? Glaucoma can be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

10 How is glaucoma detected?

11 How is glaucoma treated? • • Medications Surgery – – Laser Conventional

12 How is glaucoma treated?

13 What can you do to protect your vision? • • • See your eye care professional. If eligible, use Medicare. Get a dilated eye exam every one to two years.

14 How can you help family and friends? • • • Spread the word! Encourage others to get dilated eye exams. Visit the National Eye Institute Website at http://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma

15 What should you remember? • • • • Glaucoma has no warning signs. Glaucoma can cause permanent vision loss. Early detection and treatment can protect your vision. Get a dilated eye exam.

16 Where can you get more information? http://www.nei.nih.gov/glaucoma

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